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Spring Garden

April 28, 2013 Leave a comment

I started my spring garden two weekends ago with the planting of corn, eggplant, bell pepper, crooked-neck squash, straight-neck squash and zucchini squash. Since then, an unusual amount of traveling has kept me from finishing my spring plantings. I was starting to get a bit concerned that if I wait any longer the stores would stop carrying spring vegetables. I went to Lowe’s today and was surprised to find that they were fairly well stocked so I went on a shopping spree to make up for lost time. I started planting in the morning. By noon, the rain which had been forecasted for the entire weekend finally graced us with its presence. Undeterred, I continued working in my rain suit and by the end of the day my backyard was finally starting to resemble a garden.

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My spring garden now consists of:

1 oregano
1 spicy oregano
1 stevia
1 lemon balm
1 orange mint
2 German thyme
2 red bell pepper
2 orange petite bell pepper
2 rosemary
2 sweet basil
3 yellow bell pepper
4 Japanese eggplant
4 corn
4 husky cherry red tomato
8 black beauty eggplant
8 spaghetti squash
8 sweet potato
8 Georgia hybrid collard
8 asparagus

Here are some pictures.

Corn:

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Black Beauty eggplant:

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Red, yellow, and green bell pepper:

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Japanese eggplant:

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Spaghetti squash:

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Cherry tomato:

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Sweet potato:

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Stevia:

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Orange mint:

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Lemon balm:

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Asparagus:

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Spicy oregano:

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German thyme:

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Sweet basil:

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Rosemary:

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Crooked-neck, straight-neck, and zucchini squash:

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Georgia hybrid collards:

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Oregano:

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In addition, there are still some remnants from the winter garden:

1 flat leave parsley
1 cilantro
2 carrot
8 cabbage
22 Swiss chard

The parsley, cilantro and Swiss chards are looking prehistoric with their enormous size. One of the carrot plant’s leafy top is now at my waist height. I hope this is indicative of the size of the carrot underground.

Here are some pictures of these monster winter plants. I’ve included a 5 gallon bucket in some of the pictures for size reference.

Cabbage:

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Carrot:

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Flat leaf parsley:

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Clantro:

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Swiss Chard:

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Summer Garden – 2 Week Update

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

It has been two weeks since I planted my summer garden. We have had little to no rain in the past two weeks. I have refrained from watering because I want to see if the plants can make it on their own with the thick layer of mulch I’ve laid out.

The results have been mixed. I’ve lost the following:
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
2 hybrid cherry tomato
1 watermelon

Aside from that, the other plants are doing fine. The squash and the cantaloupe have made the most progress. I’ve noticed a couple of baby eggplants developing, as well.

Summer Garden

July 14, 2012 Leave a comment

About a month ago, I started a Back to Eden garden in my backyard by laying down newspaper and 5 inches of mulch over a 40 feet x 20 feet area of my backyard lawn. Today, I planted the following in the mulch:

3 hybrid cherry tomato
2 Super 100 tomato
2 Ichiban eggplant
1 white eggplant
2 eggplant
2 orange bell pepper
2 red bell pepper
2 sweet basil
1 thai basil
5 watermelon
3 cantaloupe
2 crooked neck squash